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    Post Weekend Update (11th Jun 2021)

    Please update us on the progress you have made on your MRR projects this week (commencing: 11th Jun 2021).

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    Default New lease unit on the Housatonic RR

    I just had a new addition arrive for the locomotive roster on my N scale Housatonic RR. Although I am modeling the early 2000's I added a leaser unit so I can try for a more recent look to the layout. The actual HRRC currently has a few of their GP35's out of service and some GATX/GMTX lease units are helping pick up the slack. I added a GMTX GP38. I still have to renumber it to be the #2346. It is a Bachmann N scale GP38, with factory sound. I will also need to tweak the CV's and break it in a bit, but it is not bad out of the box. Here it is seen assisting HRRC 3600 in switching out Specialty Minerals in Canaan. I included a proto photo from RailPictures.net for reference. https://www.railpictures.net/showima...08&key=3505270
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    Quote Originally Posted by POMPERAUGRR View Post
    I just had a new addition arrive for the locomotive roster on my N scale Housatonic RR.
    Nice job! I have both of Atlas' Housatonic GP releases along with the caboose. While I don't prototype model I collect and run roads in CT. primarily GRS/Pan Am but if it runs in my state it's worth my money. I live in Waterbury so they're in my back yard so to speak.
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    Been doing detail work. Added some Cherry Blossoms for some color. Added a third fuel tank to a Herpa KW, redid some of the chrome accents, tinted the cab windows, and while I tried to do the sleeper I couldn't get it off the frame and I didn't want to damage it so onward, and upwards. Built a couple of boat docks, and poured the initial layer of WS realistic water. More details to come as it never ends.

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    Have an OUTSTANDING week!
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    Last couple of weeks I havenít had all the time i wanted, but managed to get one project done.
    I soldered the rail to the curve on my mainline track (the furthest right):

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    I've been working on the catenary for the middle level. I have most of the masts and wires installed, but I thought I would post this photo to show progress and my method of temporary tensioning. I still need to solder the lower wires to the arms on the 8 masts closest to the viewer.



    If I were to solder the upper, messenger, wire, that would interfere with the tension on the lower contact wire. This is a slow, painstaking process, and I am posting this while waiting for some glue to dry.
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    Inspired by the efforts of the late Jimmi Boyer, I decided to start my own museum project. Here's the windows and wings prep:
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    Quote Originally Posted by POMPERAUGRR View Post
    I just had a new addition arrive for the locomotive roster on my N scale Housatonic RR. Although I am modeling the early 2000's I added a leaser unit so I can try for a more recent look to the layout. The actual HRRC currently has a few of their GP35's out of service and some GATX/GMTX lease units are helping pick up the slack. I added a GMTX GP38. I still have to renumber it to be the #2346. It is a Bachmann N scale GP38, with factory sound. I will also need to tweak the CV's and break it in a bit, but it is not bad out of the box. Here it is seen assisting HRRC 3600 in switching out Specialty Minerals in Canaan. I included a proto photo from RailPictures.net for reference. https://www.railpictures.net/showima...08&key=3505270
    Thanks for the side by side photos. Good stuff for sure. Looks like the quarries in your area have a powdery white overlay where here in socal it is a light brown with a tinge of green. That stuff stays with ya for a spell if you walk in it and track it into a vehicle.The large stones along the tracks was a common site years ago around here, but more than anything nowadays they put in K rail.

    I do hope you show progress photos of this scene.
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